I’m loving: Gingham Style!

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Gingham is a plain-woven fabric made from dyed yarn or cotton-blend yarn, usually striped or checked. Originated in Malay in the 1960s, gingham is now a pattern that is used everywhere in fashion (from dresses to shoes) to everywhere in home decor (from curtains to chairs). I’m especially loving this pattern on shirts. There’s something about a checkered buttoned down shirt that catches the eyes. See for yourself. Check out some of my fave streetsyle looks…

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This look is so making me want to rock white denim in November.

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I’m also loving the faux-fur vest look. I just pulled mined from my closet to wear sometime this week.

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Love this blend of colours too. What’s great is that you are not limited in the colour options of gingham. Although I prefer the navy/white or black/white look, you can play on colours depending on the season. I love wearing my yellow/white gingham shirt in the summer.
Bonus: Men can definitely rock this look too!

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(Images via Pinterest)

Will you be rocking gingham this fall?

Happy Monday!
❤️️️️️xo

Trending: Lace!

Who said lace is best worn as an undergarment?

Lace lingerie can be very sexy but there are other ways to wear lace that can/will exude sexiness when paired with the right pieces.

The perfect lace dress, skirt or shirt can make all the difference in creating a chic and polished look. Still hesitant!? See for yourself…

The lace dress

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The lace skirt

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The lace shirt/blouse

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(Photos via Pinterest)

I’m looking forward to wearing my new navy midi lace skirt that my BFF gifted me from her London trip. Thank you Chichi! 💋

How would you wear lace? 😉

Happy Thursday!
💜xo

Polka Dot Me

Polka Dot Me

❤️xo

H&M Coming To Ottawa!

Great news Ottawa!!! H&M is coming to town!
When!? Thursday, October 17, 2013! (Tomorrow!!!)
Where!? At Bayshore Shopping Centre!

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Will you be there?
I may go pick up some of my faves. Check out my HOT picks:

Knitted dress

Knitted dress – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05UJ73

Figure-fit knee-length dress with a jacquard-knit pattern and 3/4-length sleeves.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Jersey leggings

Jersey leggings – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05P2S7

Jersey leggings with imitation leather sections at the front, an elasticated waist, decorative seams at the knees and fake pockets with a zip in the sides.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Fine-knit dress

Fine-knit dress – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05P984

Fine-knit, knee-length dress with long sleeves, a roll-edge neckline, and decorative seam centre back.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Chiffon blouse

Chiffon blouse – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05DZ4A

V-neck chiffon blouse with pearly buttons, two breast pockets, and pleats on the shoulders and centre back. Tab and button on the sleeves, slits at the sides and a slightly longer back section.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Jersey blazer

Jersey blazer – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05G0FV

Figure-fit single-breasted blazer in slightly stretchy jersey with pockets with a flap at the front and a satin lining.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Super-stretch trousers

Super-stretch trousers – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05FEYE

5-pocket slim-fit trousers in super-stretch fabric with a regular waist.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Wedge-heel sneakers

Wedge-heel sneakers – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/06269H

Pile-lined sneakers in imitation leather and imitation suede with laces at the front, a tab and velcro fastener at the top, decorative zips at the sides and a wedge heel. Rubber soles. Heel 8 cm, platform at the front 2 cm.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Ankle boots

Ankle boots – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/ca/s/05Q1R8

Imitation leather boots with mesh sections, pointed toes, two wide tabs with a metal buckle and velcro fastener at the top and a small tab with velcro fastener at the ankle. Platform 2 cm, heel 12.5 cm. Canvas lining and rubber soles.

H;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Happy Shopping Ottawa!
❤️xo

Versace Versace

Versace Versace
Versace shirt, $535 / Gucci skirt /
Giuseppe Zanotti spiked high heel shoes /
♥xo

Military Cargo with a Dab of Sequins

Military Cargo with a Dab of Sequins
Oasis sequin shirt, $41 / Mint Velvet skinny leg pants, $80 / GUESS military boots / Belstaff leather shoulder bag, $1,380
♥xo

There’s something about python

There's something about python
Vivienne Westwood Red Label silk shirt, $700 / Balenciaga leather pants / Zara suede pumps / Michael Kors zippered tote bag, $560 / Tech accessory

♥xo

Something Blue

Something Blue
Elizabeth and James tie neck blouse, $370 / Smythe wool jacket, $600 /
Balenciaga high waisted pants / High heel pumps / Marc by Marc Jacobs hobo handbag / Blue Nile diamond jewelry
♥xo

Peplums, Leopard & Lace

Peplums, Leopard & Lace
Prabal Gurung v neck shirt / Tie blouse, $32 / Ted Baker peplum jacket / Pink Tartan pencil skirt, $295 / H&M lace skirt, $48 / L’Agence leather skirt, $1,145 / Stiletto heels, $885 / Zara platform heels / Beige pumps, $32 / Chanel handbag / Miso envelope clutch, $24 / Michael Kors leather handbag
♥xo

Lou Lou Shop ‘Til You Drop 2012

So I recently participated in Lou Lou’s Shop ‘Til You Drop event in Montreal, QC on October 12, 2012 and I must say that this year’s shopping extravaganza was one of the most exciting evenings of shopping ever!

This event featured exclusive deals from BCBGMAXAZRIA, XXI Forever, Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, Dynamite, Garage, Holt Renfrew, Mexx, Puma, PJC Jean Coutu and Complexe les Ailes. There were gift bags at the starting point for the early shoppers (including MOI), gifts with purchase, DJs, food samples, FREE refreshments, manicures, makeup and tips from fashion experts! You also had a chance to win $3,725 in prizes by simply getting your event passport stamped at 8 of the 11 participating partners. All I can say is: LOVED IT!

Here are a few star items that now belong in my closet:

This event ends today in Edmonton, AB so if you’re free at 5 P.M., head to WEST EDMONTON MALL at 90 Avenue Northwest. For more info, click here.

Looking forward to next year’s event already. Happy Star Shopping!

♥xo